Printer errors encountered on Windows® XP®
What are the various printer errors encountered on Windows XP? Learn about the various way of managing printers on Windows XP.
Printers are fast and efficient and are able to deliver consistent quality printouts over long-term. The printers are also capable of sharing files from one computer to another system via some connections termed as shared printers. Printers might be either in a network or might be alone but could be shared via network connections. There are several printer error messages that can occur due to several reasons. The common printer errors on Windows XP are: "access denied" error, "printer spooler" error, "communication error" etc. The use of outdated drivers and incorrect printer settings are the reasons for printer errors. Print management is a feature that is present in Microsoft Management Console that helps you to view, and manage all printers that are present in your organization from any computer that is running. Printer management helps to install, view, and manage all printers connected to the computer.
Following are the common printer errors on Windows XP:
- Print spooler error
- Communication error
- Printer access denied errors
Print spooler error
Timings and queuing up of the papers for print and also maintenance of the print jobs is done by the print spooler. Sometimes, due to a large number of print jobs on different printers on a network, the load might become unbearable. Then the print spooler service might get stopped without any prior notice. The screen might go completely blank and the system may restart or the print spooler service may stop working without any warning.
Communication problem might not be actually caused due to the problem with your printer. The two things that might cause most Communication Errors are a failing Printer Cable and corrupted Printer Drivers. Problems in your actual Computer System that is, bad software, hardware problems, incorrect settings, etc might also cause communication errors. Bad or corrupted drivers might cause many problems.
When you are trying to access the printer, and, in your system printer driver files are not installed, it may result in the access denied errors. The use of incompatible driver for printer would not support the working of the printer device. If any printer files are corrupted due to the virus attacks that would also cause problems while accessing the printer. If the printer is not properly installed into the operating system that might cause the problem in printer access as well.
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